Prevalence of Thalassemia among Reproductive Age Group Women of Central Gujarat
Background: Thalassemia is one of serious genetic blood disorder. To know about its suffering during or before child bearing to female will be great help to manage married life and can avoid children morbidity or disability. Objective: study aimed to now prevalence of thalassemia among reproductive age group of females.
Method: Cross-sectional research design used to follow this prevalence from September 2018 to December 2018 among reproductive age group females of central part of Gujarat. House to house survey conducted by using predesigned, validated questionnaire to collect base-line information and blood sample collected and analyzed to know presence of thalassemia. Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 20 (Trial). Proportion, chi-square statistical tests used to know finding and interpret it.
Result: The overall prevalence of thalassemia among reproductive age group female is 3.679% which is almost nearer to India’s prevalence of thalassemia.
Conclusion: Prevalence of thalassemia is higher in India especially in rural area where people having lack of knowledge about diseases.
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